NYC Cold Blast After Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By , Senior Meteorologist
November 21, 2012; 10:55 AM ET
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A bitter cold blast is headed to New York City, but not until after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Black Friday.

New York City will enjoy a slight day-to-day warming trend through Friday as a storm over the western Atlantic remains offshore.

Dry weather will prevail each day despite clouds occasionally streaming overhead.

On Thursday, many people will view the weather as perfect for the holiday and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Underneath a partly sunny sky, a temperature in the upper 40s will kick off the parade. Temperatures will then climb into the 50s during the parade reaching a high of 58 degrees later that afternoon.

A high in the lower 50s is more typical in New York City this time of year.

There is not a threat of gusty winds keeping the famous Macy's parade balloons, which survived Hurricane Sandy, on the ground. A breeze from the north and northeast is forecast at 4 to 8 mph.

After another nice and dry day on Black Friday with temperatures reaching the 60-degree mark, residents and visitors of New York City will be given a harsh reminder that winter is just around the corner this weekend.

Following the passage of a cold front, blustery winds and noticeably colder air will have many in the city shivering this weekend.

For those traveling to near the Great Lakes, Friday night into Saturday will mark the first widespread lake-effect snow event of the season.

Locally, temperatures on Sunday will only top out in the middle 40s with the winds creating even colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

The Dora the Explorer balloon moves through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on a rainy Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in New York City. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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